Action Sports Youth Nonprofit JSAWfoundation and LastClck Team-up for Once in a Lifetime Celebrity Vacation Auctions for Charity
Action Sports Fans Play to Win Priceless "Weekends in the Life" of An Action Sports Hero: Snowboard, Surf or Skate with Greats Eric Willett at Winter X Games in Aspen, Erica Arakawa in Hawaii, Chad Tim Tim in California
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NEW YORK, Jan. 3, 2012 /Christian Newswire/ -- Action sports fans will have a once in a lifetime opportunity to join their heroes in action when LastClck.com hosts its action sports auction on January 15, 2012. Fans can play to win their choice of an expenses-paid trip to the Winter X Games where they'll get face time with rising star Eric Willett and slope time to carve Aspen, a surfing trip to Hawaii where they'll hang with legendary pro-board shaper Eric Arakawa while he personally custom shapes their next board, or a trip to California to shred with skating veteran Chad Tim Tim through his favorite streets, rails and back alleys. The auction takes place on January 15, 2012, and includes additional prizes like autographed gear and the most shred enhancing gadgets - all up for grabs.
The auction series is a partnership between LastClck.com and JSAWfoundation, a nonprofit organization that provides youths with a supportive and structured community through action sports. JSAWFoundation comprises a partnership of four organizations including Snowboarders for Christ, Christian Skaters International, Christian Surfers and JSAW. Youths participating in these types of programs develop confidence that results in lower school drop-out rates, better handling of peer pressure and bullying, lower teen pregnancy, etc. A portion of revenue generated by the auction will be used by the JSAWfoundation and its partners to serve more than 75,000 additional youths. The JSAWfoundation recently completed building the first modernized concrete skate park in Egypt.
"Action sports provide an opportunity to engage youth in a way that surrounds them with a supportive community, and guidance to navigate the challenges they face in today's society," said Jonny Nelson, Founder and Executive Director of the JSAWfoundation. "LastClck's cutting edge approach to generating funds for nonprofits will enable us to provide a greater level of support to the communities where we already operate, while expanding our reach."
LastClck puts the power of winning priceless auctions into the hands of those who want it most instead of leaving it up to chance. And unlike other auctions where the highest bidder takes all, the focus is on being the last to click, not the final auction price which increases by a mere penny for each play. The result is a low final auction price, making these once in a lifetime opportunities accessible to almost anyone. Bidders can play to win for as little as $25. People can register to play at www.lastclck.com.
More about the athletes featured in this auction:
The 2011/12 season will be newcomer and rising pro, Eric Willett's, third year competing among the top ranks. After going pro midway through the 2009/10 season he won silver at Winter X in the U.S. and went on to win gold at Winter X in Europe the same year. He is also one of the riders featured in the recent national snowboarding feature The Art of Flight, filmed across six nations, which toured the US and was screened before sold out crowds across the country this fall.
Legendary surfboard shaper, Eric Arakawa, began shaping at age 14 and has been in the business for more than 30 years. He's the choice board shaper of ten World Champions including Andy Irons and Derek Ho, and was the first shaper to sign a million dollar contract to join a board label.
Pro skater Chad Tim Tim rides for Element boards and cruises the streets of Long Beach, CA. by board when he isn't off on a pro-tour. Tim Tim is a regular rider of and has filmed many cutting edge tricks at the legendary pro-rider park The Berrics.
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LastClck makes one of a kind, priceless experiences accessible to enthusiasts and fans through online auctions. A for-profit entity, LastClck partners with nonprofits to give them a sustainable avenue for generating the funds they need to continue solving problems, by combining business and nonprofit know how.
The JSAWfoundation is an outreach and leadership development organization for youth involved in action sports. The JSAWfoundation integrates skateboarding, snowboarding and surfing with one-on-one mentoring, small groups, events, camps and trips. These programs help create and develop safe, positive environments for youth within action sports around the globe through a national program.